Friday, March 6, 2015

SOUL Playlist

Something to keep you warm these wintry months. Enjoy. 


Playlist by James Wells 
Mixed by Elhaj

Intro - Tony Rome & The D.W.A.I Orchestra
Barbara Mason - I Do Love You
The Manhattans - I Call It Love
Brenton Wood - Sad Little Song
Sunny & The Sunliners - Should I Take You Home
Mike & The Censations - There's Nothing I Can Do About It
The O'Jays - Look Over Your Shoulder
Hunts Determination Band - She's On My Mind
Billy Stewart - Cross My Heart
Moses Dillard & Tex Town Display - I've Got To Find A Way
The Classmates - You Can Do Me Some Good 
Brothers Of Soul - Can't Get You Off Of My Mind
Four Mints - Row My Boat
Bull & El Capalaras - No Sign Of Sadness
Harlem Meat Company - I'm Not Gonna Be Anybody's Fool
June Conquest - No One Else
The Impressions - My Deceiving Heart
The Invincibles - Heart Full Of Love
Jackie Moppins - Your Hurting Day Is Gonna Come
The Chi-Lites - Go Away Dream
The Majors - Lost In A City
Outro - Lee Williams and Cymbals

Sunday, March 1, 2015

You Like Us, You Really Like Us...

We really hate to pimp, however, if you would all be so kind as to like the Love Lion Facebook page, we would 'preciate it. There will be some activity this year and we want to keep you informed on all of our social sites. 

THOU To Play Roadburn Festival 2015

New Orleans/Baton Rouge group Thou are included on the bill for one of the biggest metal festivals this year, Roadburn in Tilburg, The Netherlands. The 4 day festival also features heavy hitters Enslaved, Goblin, EYEHATEGOD, Acid Witch, Nephilim, and too many others to list. 

Implodes "Reverser" 12" Shipping Now

Implodes Reverser will be presented as a 45 rpm 12″ with a download code included. The album was mastered by Chicago Mastering service and pressed by Gotta Groove Records in Cleveland, OH. It is limited to 375 copies on black, opaque purple/pink blend, and transparent gold vinyl. 

Look for Implodes back catalog on the Kranky site. 

1 Out Of Reach 04:00 
2 Lazy Skull 06:41 
3 Don't Leave The House 04:19 
4 Reverser 05:42


Monday, December 29, 2014

Sisters In Christ Records & Tapes

Big congratulations to Bryan Funck and the guys in Thou. They've had a great year with their record Heathen (Gilead Media) and Bryan opened a record shop called Sisters In Christ in New Orleans. Go. Listen.

Bryan Funck & Michael Moises

Sisters In Christ 
4920 Freret Street 
New Orleans, LA 70115 

Noon - 6p Everyday  
...until the end of time

Thursday, December 11, 2014

BEST OF 2014


It has been a real pleasure getting to meet so many new musicians and friends this year. Cheers to Angel, Stewart and Josh, my companions on 2014's travels and music-making. As many albums as I may have missed this year, I feel like this list is a nice representation of what I heard and saw. 

More than ever, I am excited to hear what music will be made next year. The ever present injustices in Palestine, protests in Ferguson, immigration, looming environmental concerns and racism in our justice system are all ripe for conversation and evaluation. I feel like our collective consciousnesses are tuned in and ready to respond with not only activism but also music. I can't wait to hear what you have to say 2015. 

To my tramp-iest year yet. 



Viet Cong - Cassette (Mexican Summer)
Rodrigo Amarante - Cavalo (Rough Trade) 2013
Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Jagjaguwar)
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - Piano Nights (Pias)
Lord Mantis - The Death Mask (Profound Lore)
Only Lovers Left Alive OST (ATP)
Flying Lotus - You're Dead (Warp)
Grouper - Ruins (Kranky)
Music Blues - Things Haven't Gone Well (Thrill Jockey)
Pure X - Angel (Fat Possum)
COIN – Inside Palace (Opal Tapes)
The Paperhead - Africa Avenue (Trouble In Mind)
Loops Haunt - Exits (Black Acre)
Morbus Chron - Sweven (Century Media)
Zath - Black Goat Razor 7" (Drag City)
Ryley Walker - All Kinds of You (Tompkins Square)
Sharon Van Etten - Are We There (Jagjaguwar)
Amen Dunes - Love (Sacred Bones)
Cian Nugent & The Cosmos - Born With the Caul (No Quarter)
Spooky Black (Lil Spook) - Black Silk (self-release)
Mac Demarco - Salad Days (Captured Tracks)
Toupée - Yeehaw Grandma 7" (Lake Paradise Records)
Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles (Numero Group)
Courtney Barnett - The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas (Mom & Pop) 2013
Morgan Delt - s/t (Trouble in MInd)
Hailu Mergia - Tche Belew (Awesome Tapes From Africa)


Craig Leon - Nommos/Visiting (RVNG)
Lambchop - Nixon (Merge)
Heron - s/t (Mapache)
Icecross - s/t (Rockadrome)
Del Shannon - The Further Adventures of Charles Westover (Trouble In Mind Records)
Orange Juice - Rip It Up (Domino)


Judas Priest - Fun Fun Fun
Lauryn Hill - Vega, Copenhagen
Kelela - SXSW
Guerilla Toss - SXSW
Thee Oh Sees - La Route du Rock
William Tyler - Transfigurations
Juana Molina - Primavera
Grouper - Primavera
Slint - El Rey, L.A.
Pharmakon - Baby’s All Right, NYC
Danafest - Foo Bar Too, Nashville
Marissa Nadler/ Rodrigo Amarante - Le 106, Rouen
La Luz - Euro buds
Courtney Barnett - Fun Fun Fun
A$AP Rocky - Capitol Hill Block Party
The War On Drugs - Picathon
Jonathan Richman - Picathon
Mac Demarco - Øya
Kevin Morby - Great American Music Hall
FKA Twigs anything
Angel Olsen 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Angel Olsen Tour 2014


Pardon the absence of releases, however, I am supporting Angel Olsen on her tour around the globe. Check out the dates on her page,, and come out to a show in your favorite city!


Le Poisson Rouge, February 20, 2014
Photo by Emily Elhaj